Today as part of our RE learning in our 'Meals' topic, we found out more about what happened at the Last Supper. We decided that we would see how it felt to be one of the disciples with Jesus. All of the children in school and at home joined in having a drink and a piece of pitta bread or biscuit. It was lovely to be altogether as a class sharing a meal.
This afternoon Year 1 have been thinking about what happened after the Great fire of London. We thought about how there were so many people who were left homeless and had to live in tents. We went outside for our lesson to think about how it might have felt. We also discovered that London was rebuilt - but there were no houses built of wood anymore. Did you know there is a monument in London to remember the great fire? We decided to desgin our own monuments to remember the Great fire. Children at home also were creating their own monuments too and how they would rebuild London. Have a look in the gallery for our work.
Today, each class decorated an orange with a red ribbon, dried fruits, sweets, and a candle to create a new visual representation of Christ, the light of the world, celebrated by the lighting of the Christingle candles.
Each piece of the Christingle symbolises something to help us understand the importance of Jesus and the Gospel, and its relevance at Christmas time.
The orange is the world, while the red band is the love and blood of Jesus. Then the sweets remind us of all God’s creation and the lit candle is Jesus himself, the light which came into the world at Christmas.